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Maryland Conservation Corps Now Recruiting Young Adults

Award-Winning Program Provides Practical Experience and Skills Training The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is now recruiting members for the Maryland Conservation Corps, an award-winning AmeriCorps program that engages young adults aged 17-25 in extensive conservation, environmental and natural resources management projects across the state. The department seeks to hire 35 full-time members who will work  Read the Rest…


Park Quest Kicks Off Outdoor Adventures for 2018

Registration for Popular Annual Program Now Open; 1,000 Slots Available The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has opened registration for Park Quest, the beloved family-based outdoor adventure program in state parks throughout Maryland. Park Quest aims to engage families in outdoor activities throughout the summer and fall by encouraging them to experience Maryland’s vast cultural, historical and natural resources  Read the Rest…


Park Advisory Commission Awards Outstanding Supporters

Governor Larry Hogan, Maryland Public Television and Mid Atlantic Off-Road Enthusiasts Receive Honors The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announces individuals and organizations recently recognized by the Park Advisory Commission and Maryland Park Service as outstanding supporters of our state parks. The commission presents the awards annually.  Governor Larry Hogan received the Leadership Award of Excellence  Read the Rest…


Rosaryville State Park Completes Stormwater Project

Interagency Project Protects Bay, Improves Park Three bioretention facilities have been completed at Rosaryville State Park in Prince George’s County, following a partnership between the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration aimed at reducing the amount of nutrients and sediment entering the Chesapeake Bay. The project is the first  Read the Rest…


Energy-Efficient Upgrades Completed at Sandy Point State Park

Save Nearly 400,000 Kilowatt Hours Annually The Maryland Department of Natural Resources recently completed several energy-saving enhancements at Sandy Point State Park in Anne Arundel County. The new improvements are expected to reduce the park’s energy use by 45 percent, saving kilowatt hours used by almost 400,000 per year.


Maryland State Park Passes for 2018 Now Available

Passports Purchased Now Provide Extra Time for Public Access The Maryland Department of Natural Resources offers access to outdoor recreation opportunities for everyone, and right now is an ideal time to get passes for entry to public lands for 2018. The Maryland State Park & Trail Passport available now provides access to our network of state parks now through  Read the Rest…


Pocomoke River State Park Celebrates 50th Anniversary

All-Day Celebration Sept. 30 Features Outdoor Events and Open House The Maryland Department of Natural Resources proudly celebrates the golden anniversary of Pocomoke River State Park. Marylanders are invited Sept. 30 to take part in the story of this unique state park — boasting America’s northernmost cypress trees, a blackwater river darkened by fallen cypress needles and a Maryland  Read the Rest…



Lieutenant Governor Rutherford Congratulates Maryland Conservation Jobs Corps Graduates

Commemorates Program’s 10th Anniversary; Largest Graduating Class About 400 young Marylanders, ranging in age from 14 to 17, celebrated their graduation from the Maryland Conservation Jobs Corps, marking the 10th anniversary of this Maryland Department of Natural Resources program managed by the Maryland Park Service. In honor of the students’ achievements this summer and the enduring  Read the Rest…


New Playground Opens in Patapsco Valley State Park

Environmentally-Friendly Play Space Accessible to All One of Maryland’s oldest state parks is set to unveil a brand-new amenity, a completely reconstructed playground with up-to-date features. The new Hollofield Play Space at Patapsco Valley State Park will contain nature-based elements, such as simulated hollow logs, tree stumps, rocks and toadstools.


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AccessDNR August 2018

The August 2018 edition of a monthly video newsletter hosted by Anna Lucente-Hoffmann.

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